Seferihisar – İzmir – Turkey

GPS : 38°01’50.0″N 26°51’57.0″E / 38.030569, 26.865847

On approach watch out for the rocks that jut out from both the west side of the entrance to the cove, and to the north of Körmen / Bölme Adası island. No cell phone reception. No buildings in sight ashore.

There is a snug anchorage just north east of Bölme Adası where you can anchor in 5 meters in sand and weed. Shelter is good from the meltemi, although the anchorage is open to the south. It is a convenient stop when planning to cross the gulf of Siğacık and avoids the usual slog to windward up to Siğacık or Teos when cruising along this coast.

There is room for 4 or 5 boats at anchor when it is empty, however be aware that this is a popular stop for tourist boats who come in and tie up to the rocks on the west, or the beach to the north.

In the rocks to the west is a small cave. If you snorkel there you will discover bubbles of gas coming from the seabed, and warm water! There are a number of hot springs under there – hence the tourist attraction.

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Seferihisar, Düzce Mahallesi, 35460 Seferihisar/İzmir, Turkey

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